Space Foundation Discovery Center Announces December Events

Space Foundation Discovery Center Announces December Events

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dec. 1, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Foundation Discovery Center will host a series of events in the community during December. The events will provide an opportunity for the whole family to engage and learn more about the wonders of space in a fun and safe learning environment.

With the ongoing renovation and expansion of the Discovery Center, the events will take place off-site at various locations around the Colorado Springs area. Throughout the renovation process, Discovery Center team members will be actively engaging and educating the community through outreach initiatives at various venues. For comprehensive updates on the outreach locations and progress of the renovation, visit discoverspace.org.

Event: Small Steps, Giant Leap: Interstellar Cinderella (for ages 2-5)
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 5
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Venue: Hillside Community Center, Program B Room, 925 S Institute St, Colorado Springs
Admission: No fee
Activities:
Reading of “Interstellar Cinderella” by Deborah Underwood
• Create your own space crown to take home
Details: discoverspace.org/small-steps-giant-leap-interstellar-cinderella

Event: Homeschool Day: Space Mining (For grades K-12)
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 6
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Venue: 21c Library, conference room, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs
Admission: No fee
Activities:
• Self-guided activities include core sampling and asteroid mining
• Draw a mining robot and plate tectonic puzzles to take home
Details: discoverspace.org/homeschool-day-space-mining

Event: Family Star Party
Date: Friday, Dec. 15
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Venue: Meadows Park Community Center, 1943 S El Paso Ave, Colorado Springs
Admission: No fee for outdoor telescope viewing
Activities:
• Minute to Win It games
• Letters to Santa station
• Free holiday family photos
• Coloring and craft station
• Grab-and-go s’mores, cookies, and hot chocolate
• NORAD Tracks Santa
Details: discoverspace.org/family-star-party

About Space Foundation Discovery Center

Space Foundation Discovery Center is an interactive space museum and science center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is a hands-on, education-focused destination that advances awareness, access and training in space exploration and space-to-Earth industries for students, teachers, families and space enthusiasts. Partnerships with government and commercial enterprises support exhibits like the El Pomar Space Gallery; Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®; and Lockheed Martin Space Education Center.

About Space Foundation 

Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem. Driven by partnerships, Space Foundation unites the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local communities — through support from corporate members, sponsors, fundraising and grants. Visit Space Foundation at www.SpaceFoundation.org, and follow us on FacebookXInstagramLinkedIn and YouTube.

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